6 Ways to Turn Overachievers into Achievers

Overachievers can be a stubborn lot.

I read an article that touted the many reasons overachievers frequently under-deliver. I admit it; the article rankled. Perhaps it had that effect because I am one of those overachievers. It always hurts to have one’s flaws paraded before the public and to have them used as reasons to say “avoid hiring this person!”

Continue reading...

Do You Meet Deadlines?

Meet the deadline.

Any time I think about deadlines, I think of the infamous incident when I missed one. My mom thinks the story is false since she doesn’t remember it, but I know it happened. I was in the sixth grade. I had a history essay or a book report due. I didn’t write it. I missed […]

Continue reading...

Are You Easy to Get Along With?

Porcupine.

Writers – most creative people, really – can be a touchy bunch. I know. I’m one of them. If asked if I’m easy to get along with, I could only say I try to be. My youngest brother is the exact opposite. He’s the easiest person in the world to get along with. If he’s […]

Continue reading...